Neem: The Wonders of Ayurveda
Neem is now becoming a modern day rediscovery: What is it?
Also known as azadirachta indica, or Indian lilac, neem is a nutritional herb that grows on a tree. It’s seen most commonly in tropical regions including the Indian subcontinent. Extracts of this plant come from the seeds of the tree. Neem plays a large role in ayurveda as well as traditional indian history.
In Hindu mythology, the neem tree is referred to as the manifestation of goddess Kali or Durga. It’s religious association was meant to promote the nutritional significance of the plant. Ancient Indian ayurvedic texts dating back from 5000 BC have described neem’s potent healing properties
Known as India’s best kept secret, neem provides countless benefits.
Interestingly, neem is antifungal; it's toxic to fungi that cause athlete's foot, ringworm, and yeast infections.
Neem is common in dental care as well; it’s antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties is what made neem popular in oral health.
Neem can promote liver and kidney health. It’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can help fight oxidative stress; a building of unstable free radicals that can impact your liver and kidney health.
In addition to all of this, neem is also antiparasitic, which can promote healthy hair. Neem contains azadirachtin, a compound that can fight parasites found in hair and skin (such as lice). Neem’s anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties can also fight against dandruff.
To reap the benefits, neem can be orally or topically consumed, using its properties to fight from within the body, or using it’s properties to fight directly where needed. With everything considered, It’s important to consult your doctor.
Unsurprisingly, neem’s countless benefits apply to skincare. Neem is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial fatty acids, which promote a glowing complexion. These properties can be used to treat acne, in addition to reducing blemishes scarring. Additionally, it can be used to treat psoriasis and eczema.
Dr. Kohli’s Neem cream can serve as a healing moisturizer, or natural acne treatment. Apply a generous amount of cream onto the area prior to washing.
Consuming neem orally is also a great option to support your health. Try Dr. Kohli’s Neem capsules as a dietary supplement. Adults should take one capsule a day, preferably with food.
Altogether it’s important to consult your doctor when combating health issues. Neem is merely one of many wonders of ayurveda. Try it today!